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Apple's Yosemite OS shares Spotlight search terms by default

An engineer who's studied the new OS criticized its privacy settings

Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users

A success for Apple Pay could push others in the mobile NFC payment market to up their game


Researcher creates proof-of-concept worm for network-attached storage devices

Infecting NAS devices with malware can be very valuable for attackers, a researcher said

Apple's iCloud targeted in man-in-the-middle attack in China

Yahoo has also been facing a similar attack in China

China again blames US for disrupted cybersecurity talks

A top Chinese official said the country does not tolerate hacking

Dropbox used for convincing phishing attack

Dropbox was quick to remove the bogus login page, Symantec said

Obama orders chip-and-PIN in government credit cards

The move could push retailers and banks to better secure their own cards and systems

New technique allows attackers to hide stealthy Android malware in images

The attack could be used to distribute malware through applications that appear harmless, researchers said

Anonymous sharing app Whisper under a cloud over user location data

The app is accused by The Guardian of tracking users' locations

Hackers strike defense companies through real-time ad bidding

Malicious advertisements are being 'micro-targeted' at defense companies, Invincea said

Drupal releases patch for severe SQL injection flaw

The flaw could allow an anonymous attacker to execute arbitrary PHP code

FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should also rethink their plans to enable smartphone encryption by default, he says

All-in-one printers can be used to control infected air-gapped systems from far away

Researchers have developed Morse code for transmitting data via pulses of light sent to an operating scanner

Telco Systems lays groundwork for fewer management worries with virtual routers, firewalls

The company's platform lets service providers offer virtual router and firewalls

FBI warns of cyberattacks linked to China

The FBI and security companies have observed 'recent intrusions'

Facebook doubles reward for bug reports in advertising code

Facebook will pay a minimum of US$1,000 for a valid ads-related vulnerability through December

Intel preps new technology to secure credit card transactions

Intel's Data Protection Technology for Transactions works with Apple Pay

Security experts warn of 'POODLE' attack against SSL 3.0

Experts say that SSL 3.0 should be disabled even though some legacy products still use it

Security vendors claim progress against Chinese group that hacked Google

A collaborative effort has resulted in better defenses against the "Operation Aurora" hackers

YouTube served malicious advertisements, Trend Micro says

The advertisements redirected victims to the Sweet Orange exploit kit, which tries to install malware

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